Robotic Displays is an experimental interaction design experiment dealing with the implications of media on top of autonomous motion, through physical space. The project involves six robotic "pixels," each functioning as a standalone unit in the overall integrated display system, that move and act based off actions sent to each remote system from a centralized brain. The project attempts to gain an understanding of movement and media in physical space, moving through it, engaging with environments and, ultimately, with people.
Each individual robot contained an arduino, which acted as the brain of the system, an xbee for wireless communication, and the mechanical robot itself, which consisted of 2 servo motors, 3 wheels, and a custom-designed chassis. The robot was designed to be able to move in any direction from its position, to allow for a very different type of movement than typical remote controlled "driving."
Extra special thanks to the magical Peter Faber.